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We are pleased to announce that we are offering Graffiti CMS as a part of an easy to install Application Pack available to all of our shared web hosting customers. Customers who install this CMS on their site will be able to take advantage of Graffiti’s simplified content management system that brings together the best of proven CMS platforms and the convenience of modern publishing systems, like those found in common blogging apps.

Here are some of the advantages of Graffiti:

     No need for a database! Well, that’s not entirely true, but Graffiti does implement VistaDB, which eliminates the need for a SQL server and connection information.

·         Easy Customization with the use of pre-existing themes or by creating your own theme using Chalk (

·         Search engine friendly URL’s, Smart redirects, and structured content that will help take your sites rankings to the next level.

·         Graffiti CMS is built by Telligent ( the same people who developed Community Server ( community platform used by companies like Microsoft and

Installation takes just a few clicks of the mouse using the application pack feature on your control panel’s domain menu.

Interview with the Developers (Windows Media Format)

Customers who sign up for any of our shared hosting plans will be able to immediately take advantage of Graffiti’s features.  Although Graffiti will execute under the Value Plus plan, we recommend you run it under a VS-1 if you are looking to use this application in a production environment. Click here to see some of our Knowledge Base articles on how to get started. It’s literally installed in about 3 clicks.

In the near future we plan on offering this as part of a “Software as a Service” (SaaS) hosting solution so be on the lookout for that.


  1. Steve on June 25, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Hey thanks fellas, this is great!

    I recently tried Graffiti and thought it was pretty impressive.

    But I am curious about the licensing issues now. Is this still limited to personal blogs only? What if I slap some AdSense on the page? Will that Violate the Terms of Service? I am assuming AppliedI.Net bought a community-wide license, so I don't know what TOS applies to the individual sites anymore!@#!

  2. Charlie Lee on June 26, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Applied Innovations is offering the Express Edition of Graffiti CMS. The developers disabled some of the commercial features in this version, and they require a "Powered by Graffiti" image to be displayed on all pages. It's also limited to 3 content publishers. The Express version can easily be upgraded to a purchased license version at anytime.

  3. Italian translation on June 8, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Some of the advantages of using Graffiti CMS are outlined here but I would be grateful to know how this technology compares with WordPress.

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